This second in a series of three, speaks specifically to conducting a full assessment so your men can tell them what they believe their needs, and from that vital information, to be able to build out a long term effective action plan to effectively lead this ministry to men.
Act Like Men
Men’s Leadership Podcast
Only 1% of men in most churches are actively engaged in the local ministry to men. In addition, ~10% of churches in America can sustain a ministry to their men over the long term. One more stat that is a wake-up call on our priority of time and resource allocation: 93% of the time, when a man comes to faith in Christ, his family will follow.
Churches today are committed to every age group and to developing programs that encourage young people especially to become believers and to stay in the faith as they progress age wise. Why then are so many young people leaving the church when they leave home? Studies show that when a young person has relationships with a minimum of 3 Christian adults, beyond their parents and their youth leader, then the chances of making their parents faith their own, goes up exponentially.
People take Freedom for granted. Because we are in a country that was founded so it citizens could have freedom, for generations it is assumed that we will always be free. What does Freedom really mean? What is the cost of our freedom? What happens when it is taken for granted? What is the outcome of the cost of Freedom?
In this episode of mentoring, we are looking specifically at those beside us to encourage, help hold accountable (Barnabas) and for those who are not as mature, either age-wise or spiritual maturity for whom we can become involved as others have done for us. The journey is so much faster and effective together than separately.
In our last session on Mentoring, we talked about the need for a “Paul” in our life. The reason for this is that it is so much faster to have a guide who has been where you are going. Without this help, it is can be like going where you have never gone without a form of GPS to help you. It takes longer and you may not ever arrive without this guide.
With only 39% of the church being men, they are either absent from the church or passive within the Church. Our Pastor guest talks about processes he has in place to reach, grow, and spiritually employ men.
Men can be confused and sometimes lost when it come to making disciples (Matt 28) or mentoring someone spiritually. It can be overwhelming since we do not have all the answers before we start. This topic will take away some of the mystique of this mentoring journey with other men.
Less than 10% of churches have an engaging ministry to men. Less than 1% of the men in the average church are actively engaged in the ministry to men. Hear how MMC came to be one of the strongest resourcing ministries for men in the nation.
Out of Dr. Grassi’s personal life transformation, God called him to help other men who were pursing success over significance — especially at the cost of your family and your spiritual influence. Hear his radical life transformation and how you can be transformed as well.